July 28, 2022

US House Again Passes Bill to Codify Roe

On July 15, pro-abortion politicians in the US House of Representatives once again passed legislation that would stop states from restricting abortion. This is the third time that the House has passed the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA); which would go even farther than codifying Roe v. Wade into federal law.

This third push is seen primarily as a symbolic effort rally pro-abortion voters for the 2022 midterm election. The US Senate does not have enough pro-abortion votes to bypass a filibuster by pro-life Senators.

If passed into law, the WHPA would not only prevent states from enforcing laws that ban abortion; it would also prevent them from enforcing parental consent laws, parental notification laws, ultrasound requirements, waiting-period laws, informed-consent requirements, bans on discriminatory abortions (based on a child's race, sex, or disability), and other safety regulations.

“We must ensure that the American people remember in November because with two more Democratic senators, we will be able to eliminate the filibuster when it comes to a woman’s right to choose and to make reproductive freedom the law of the land,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.